Large Hoop Landing Net: with unusual shades of Walnut

 This net is 26 inches overall. The hoop is 15 x 8.5 inches. The wood is what makes this net unusual. The entire net is American black walnut.  The heart wood of walnut is a dark wood and the outer layers of the tree, sap wood,  are a lighter almost white in color.  As the wood, in the living tree, ages the sapwood takes on the deep tones as the tree continues to add new layers of sap/surface wood.  The wood in this net was cut off my property then air dried for about 3-5 years which preserved the contrast in color.  Most lumber is dried in a wood kiln using stream which creates a more uniform color but with loss of the lighter wood.  When I sort through the boards there is the occasional piece which was cut at the right angle that demonstrates the transformation of the sap wood into the heart wood. Not a combination of color and tone that one often sees.  Nets of similar style may be ordered in various woods and with a ghost net bag. My nets are all signed and numbered.  All nets have a custom shop made brass eye for attaching the net to your vest or belt.

priced at $325  

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